I've been to the haematology clinic this morning and was told I was anaemic, but that they would keep my HU dosage (16 x 500 mg per week) the same this time but review it in 8 weeks when I go back. My blood results are:
Platelets 394 up from 363 last time (May)
RBC 3.03 down from 3.42 last time
Haemaglobin 112 down from 117 last time
Haematocrit 0.34 down from 0.38 last time
MCV 112.8 from 113.3
MCH 36.9 from 38.4
MCHC and RDW in range, and WBC counts all in range
The results aren't wildly out of the ranges specified but it's always worrying when you don't understand any of these things anyway!
(They could have written it in Swahili for all I understand it!)
Anybody got any idea if these results mean anything??
Or can I play the "I'm not well - someone else will have to do all the cooking/cleaning etc card"
Is it possible it's because I have lost 2 stone over the last few months and the dosage needs changing accordingly?
Thanks in advance for any info (relevant or not!)